Katherine Diuguid

Katherine Diuguid

Katherine Diuguid

Assistant Professor of Art + Design

Email: kaguerra@ncsu.edu Phone: (919) 515-2076


  • Master of Art + Design, North Carolina State University
  • AAS of Fashion Design – Parsons the New School for Design
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design – North Carolina State University
  • Speciality Embroidery Courses – Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court
  • Palace (UK), Embroiderer’s Guild (UK), and Tracy A. Franklin Studio (UK)
  • Couture Tailoring – Central St. Martins, London, UK.


Katherine Diuguid is an Assistant Professor of Art+Design at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on stitch: Stitch as decoration as seen in embroidery, Stitch as structure as seen in hand dressmaking and tailoring, and the history and development of stitch in the US, UK, and France. Her most current research addresses color theory and interactions within stitching, especially goldwork embroidery.

Katherine graduated with her Master of Art+Design from North Carolina State University with a concentration in Fibers and Surface Design. Prior to her graduate studies, Katherine earned degrees in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and Fashion Design from Parsons the New School of Design. She has worked in the fashion industry in footwear design and womenswear technical design. She has completed certificate programs from the Embroiderer’s Guild (UK) and the Royal School of

Needlework focusing on hand embroidery and at Central Saint Martins in London focusing on couture tailoring. She complements her studio work in hand stitching with research trips to view numerous historic embroidery and fashion collections in the US and UK.  In addition to her university teaching, Katherine has taught workshops for Penland School of Crafts, Embroiderers Association of Canada, Smocking Arts Guild of America, the Embroiderers Guild of America and the Contemporary Arts Museum of Raleigh (CAMRaleigh).  As an extension of her research, she developed a study abroad program in collaboration with the Royal School of Needlework which saw a group of university students studying embroidery over the summer of 2016.


Study Abroad, Art + Design



Sampled Works


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Other Projects:

beehive-final07 Lilly of the Valley Consuelo Hope

 Consuelo Detail Reliquary of Hypocrisy the Lake Hosue Detail

Color Interactions in Embroidery: